ENDO 2020 Faculty


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ADMAR BORGES DA COSTA JUNIOR  
ADMAR BORGES DA COSTA JUNIOR
Director of GI Endoscopy and Director of Fellowship in GI Endoscopy - Hospital da Restauracao / Brazil.
International Committee Chair and Small Bowel Endoscopy Committee Chair / SOBED.
ADRIANA VAZ SAFATLE RIBEIRO  
ADRIANA VAZ SAFATLE RIBEIRO
1. Profa Livre-Docente em Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo e Coloproctologia do Departamento de Gastroenterologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
2. Médica Assistente do Serviço de Endoscopia do Instituto do Câncer da FMUSP e do Serviço de Endoscopia do Hospital Sírio-Libanês
3. Coordenadora do Serviço de Colonoscopia da Disciplina de Coloproctologia do Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP
ADRIEN SPORTES  
AJAY KUMAR  
ALAN MOSS  
ALAN MOSS
Education
 Medical School – Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, MB, BCh, BAO,
LRCP&SI 1997
 Residency – Mater Misericoradiae University Hospital, Dublin, 1999-2000
 Fellowship – Mater Misericoradiae University Hospital, Dublin, 2000-2005
 Medical Doctorate (by research) – University College Dublin, 2002-2004
 Advanced Fellowship – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2005-2007
Appointments
 Attending Gastroenterologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2007-
Administrative Roles
 Director of Translational Research, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, BIDMC
 Program Director, IBD Fellowship, BIDMC
Key Honors & Awards
 Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
 Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
 Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology
 Goldwitz-Allen Memorial Lectureship, State University of New York
 IBD Research Award, American College of Gastroenterology
Key Committees
 Immunology & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Section, AGA Institute Council
 Abstract Review Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
 Pilot Study Steering Committee, CCFA Clinical Research Alliance
Key Editorial Roles
 Associate Editor (IBD), Frontline Gastroenterology (BMJ), World Journal of Gastroenterology
 Peer Reviewer for New England Journal of Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gut, Am J Gastroenterology
Publications Summary
 100 peer-reviewed papers, 11 book chapters, 3 books as Editor
 Published research in; Gut, Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, American Journal of
Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, European Journal of Immunology,
 Research cited by over 700 independent papers (h-index : 19)
Grant Funding History
 NIDDK, Helmsley Charitable Trust, AGA Foundation and industry
ALEJANDRA LICELOT PENA SOTO  
ALEJANDRA LICELOT PENA SOTO
Dra Alejandra Peña Soto
Médico egresada del Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC). R.D 1996.
Postgrado en Gastroenterologia en el Hospital Dr. Salvador B. Gautier. R.D 1997-2001.
Miembro Actual del Comité de Educación de la Sociedad Interamericana de Endoscopia Digestiva (SIED) 2018-2020.
Pasada Presidente Sociedad Dominicana de Gastroenterología, Gestión 2018-2020.
Pasada Secretaria General Asociación Latinoamericana para el Estudio del Hígado. 2016-2018
Pasada Secretaria de la Asociación Centroamericana y del Caribe de Gastroenterologia y Endoscopia Digestiva. 2014-2015.
Pasada Secretaria General Sociedad Dominicana de Gastroenterología, Gestión 2014-2015.

ALEJANDRO NIEPONICE  
ALEJANDRO NIEPONICE
Dr. Alejandro Nieponice is currently the director of the Esophageal Institute at Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and adjunct research assistant professor of the department of surgery at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nieponice has pioneered the treatment of esophageal reflux with electrical stimulation of lower esophageal sphincter becoming the first surgeon worldwide to treat successfully a patient with reflux after a sleeve gastrectomy. He has also developed a program of interventional endoscopy for the treatment of early esophageal cancer and achalasia. Dr. Nieponice’s main goal is to foster clinical translation of novel tissue engineering and minimally invasive approaches by bridging his surgical and research background.
ALEJANDRO PISCOYA  
ALEJANDRO PISCOYA
Chief of Gastroenterology, Hospital Guillermo Kaelin de la Fuente, EsSalud 
Research Associate, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola  Chair of Publications, World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO)    
Editor in Chief, Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú  
Member, Academy of Educators, American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)  
ALEXANDRE PELOSI  
ALEXANDRE PELOSI
ossui graduação em Medicina pela Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1997). Residência médica na área de Gastroenterologia e Endoscopia Digestiva no Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto - HUPE - UERJ (1997-2001). Atualmente é medico concursado do setor endoscopia digestiva do Instituto Nacional de Câncer e coordenador de ensino do serviço que tem programa de residência médica em endoscopia digestiva, com um terceiro ano (R3) específico para treinamento em ecoendoscopia e CPRE. A residência do INCA que coordena é, atualmente, o único CET (Centro de Treinamento em Endoscopia) reconhecido pela Sociedade Brasileira de Endoscopia Digestiva - SOBED, no Rio de Janeiro. Experiência em endoscopia digestiva alta, colonoscopia, enteroscopia assistida por balão, cápsula endoscópica, CPRE e ecoendoscopia.
ALFONSO CELSO DA SILVA PAREDES  
ALFONSO CELSO DA SILVA PAREDES
Gastroenterologista formado pelo Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto UERJ.
Especializado em Cirurgia do Aparelho Digestivo, Endoscopia Digestiva, Endoscopia, Gastroenterologia.
AMRITA SETHI  
ANA MARIA ZUCCARO  
ANA MARIA ZUCCARO
Master of Medicine
Head of Endoscopy Unit - Hospital Federal de ipanema – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Chair of the Ethics Committee of Brazilian Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - SOBED

ANDREW WANG  
ANGELO FERRARI JUNIOR  
ANGELO FERRARI JUNIOR
Livre Docente da Disciplina de Gastroenterologia da Escola Paulista de Medicina - UNIFESP
Médico Endoscopista do Hospital Albert Einstein
ANNETTE FRITSCHER-RAVENS  
ARECIO PEÑALOZA  
ARECIO PEÑALOZA
Presidente Asociación Colombiana de Endoscopia Digestiva 2018 - 2020
Investigador Asociado - Colciencias
Jefe Programa de Especialización en Gastroenterología y Endoscopia Digestiva
Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud - Sociedad de Cirugía de Bogotá
Jefe Servicio de Gastroenterología y Endoscopia Digestiva
Hospital de San José
Miembro de Numero Sociedad de Cirugía de Bogotá
Miembro Correspondiente Academia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia
ARNAUD LEMMERS  
ARTHUR KAFFES  
ASADUR TCHEKMEDYIAN  
ASHRAF ALI MONGED  
ASHRAF ALI MONGED
MB. BCh, MSc., MRCPI, FEBGH, WEO Star
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Hospitals Group.
Fellowship of the European Board Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2015.
Membership of the Royal College of Physician of Ireland 2012.
He graduated from Cairo in 1998, Diplima GIM 2003, MSc 2008.
Special interest: Endoscopy training/education and advanced endoscopy procedures (ESD, POEM, DBE), early diagnosis of colon and gastric cancers, in which he is doing a fellowship training in Japan this year.
• Member of European Society of Gastroenterology (ESGE) Quality Improvement Committee.
• Member of The World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) Standards of Practice and Publications Committee.
AZZAM KAYASSEH  
ÁNGEL ANDRÉS REYES DORANTES  
BELEN MENDOZA DE MOLANO  
BINGRONG LIU  
BRET PETERSEN  
CARLOS BAUBET  
CARLOS EDUARDO OLIVEIRA DOS SANTOS  
CARLOS EDUARDO OLIVEIRA DOS SANTOS
Scientific Director of Inter-American Society of Digestive Endoscopy;
Master by the Faculdade Evangelica do Paraná;
Preceptor of the Endoscopy Unit, PUCRS, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil;
Chief of the Endoscopy Unit, Santa Casa de Caridade, Bagé/RS, Brazil
CARLOS ROBLES MEDRANDA  
CARLOS ROBLES MEDRANDA
Dr. Carlos Robles-Medranda, is a physician graduated at the Santiago de Guayaquil Catholic University (School of Medicine) in 2003. He was a resident in Hepato-gastoenterology at the Clementino Fraga Filho Hospital, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and his fellowship in Hepato-gastoenterology & Interventional Endoscopy at Edouard Herriot Hospital, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France. His expertise and research area is Diagnostic and Advanced Endoscopy techniques. Nowadays, Dr. Robles-Medranda is Director of the World Endoscopy Organization Outreach Training Center for Latin America in Guayaquil, Ecuador and member of the Governing Board as Chairman of the Outreach Comittee at World Endoscopy Organization.

Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas- IECED, University Hospital OMNI, World Endoscopy Organization Outreach Training Center
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ REYES  
CECILIO CERISOLI  
CESARE HASSAN  
DAFR-ALLAH BENAJAH  
DAVID ZAGALSKY  
DAVID ZAGALSKY
David H. Zagalsky

Consultor y Entrenador en Endoscopia Biliar del Hospital Nacional A Posadas.

Presidente del Congreso Argentino de Endoscopia Digestiva 2004.

Presidente de Endoscopistas Digestivos de Bs As 1996.

Presidente de la Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterologia 2006.

Faculty en Train The Trainers Chile 2009 y Perú 2010
Participante en TTT Leadership and Management Porto 2013.

Director del Módulo Bilio Pancreático de la Carrera de Especialista SAGE/UBA.

Chair del Comité de Educación de la SIED (Soc Interamericana de Endoscopia Dig.)
DIANELLE DUFOREST-REY  
DJALMA ERNESTO COELHO NETO  
DJALMA ERNESTO COELHO NETO
Mestre e Doutor em cirurgia UFRJ
Prof. Adjunto de Cirurgia - UNESA
Fellow in Therapeutics Endoscopy and Surgery Univerity of Louisville - USA
DONG HAENG LEE  
DONG-WAN SEO  
DOUGLAS FAIGEL  
DOUGLAS FAIGEL
Dr. Douglas Faigel is the Co-director of the World Endoscopy Organization Program for Endoscopic Teachers. He is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. He served as President of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy from 2015 to 2016. He was educated at Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania before completing training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Fellowships in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously Professor of Medicine and Director of Endoscopy at Oregon Health and Science University before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2010.
EDUARDO GUIMARÃES HORNEAUX DE MOURA  
EDWARD J. DESPOTT  
EDWARD J. DESPOTT
Edward John Despott is the Lead of Endoscopy Services and Honorary Associate Professor at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (Institute for Liver and Digestive Health) (Hampstead campus) in London. He is a consultant gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist whose specialist interests include device assisted enteroscopy (double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in particular), capsule endoscopy (CE) and therapeutic colonoscopy (mainly wide-field EMR and ESD). He is also interested in transnasal upper GI endoscopy and in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease and related complications (such as endoscopic management of small bowel and colonic strictures). He instigated significant advances at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy by making it one of the only 2 centres in London (and one of a handful in the UK) to offer a comprehensive small bowel endoscopy service, now one of the busiest in Europe.

His expertise is recognised and he is regularly invited to speak at national and international meetings and forms part of several international steering committees (including the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines committee for small bowel endoscopy and the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO) committees for education and standards of practice. Dr Despott maintains an interest in endoscopic research; he is well published (peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and review articles) and regularly acts as a referee for scientific journals of high impact. His group's work is also regularly accepted for oral presentation at national and international conferences and he is regularly invited to form part of the faculty at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) week. He also maintains an active interest in endoscopy education and teaches on several hands-on endoscopy courses, forms part of the faculty of the ‘European Capsule Endoscopy Course’ and is a co-director of the successful Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass (AEM), held annually in central London. His other interests include oil painting and deep sea fishing.
EKATERINA IVANOVA  
EKATERINA IVANOVA
MD, PhD, Dr.Med.Sci
Dr. Ivanova is a senior researcher at the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Pirogov Medical University (PMU) in Moscow. Chief of Endoscopy Department at the Medical Center «Petrovskie Vorota». Director of the AN organization "Center of the Development of Endoscopy". Member of the council of Russian Society for Digestive Endoscopy.
Her professional interests include capsule endoscopy, device assisted enteroscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic upper- and lower GI endoscopy. She is a Director of Advanced Educational Course «Video Capsule Endoscopy of small and large bowel» at PMU. Chief of Organizing Committee of International Educational Endoscopy video Forum (IEEF).
ELIZABETH RAJAN  
ENRIQUE PAREDES CRUZ  
EUN YOUNG KIM  
EVANDRO SÁ  
EVANDRO SÁ
Médico do Serviço de Endoscopia Digestiva do Hospital Federal de Ipanema - Ministério da Saúde
Rio de Janeiro
EVERSON LUIZ DE ALMEIDA ARTIFON  
EVERSON LUIZ DE ALMEIDA ARTIFON
Professor Livre-docente do Departamento de Cirurgia da FMUSP
Docente e Orientador Permanente do Programa de Pós-graduação em Clínica -Cirúrgica da FMUSP
MBA em Gestão Hospitalar e Sistemas de Saúde pela EAESP-FGV
Vice-Presidente da SIED Gestão 2016-2018
EVGENY D. FEDOROV  
EVGENY D. FEDOROV
Doctor Evgeny D. Fedorov is Professor of the Department of Abdominal Surgery, Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy at the N.I.Pirogov’s Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU) and Clinical Head of the Department of Endoscopy & Endoscopic Surgery at Moscow University Hospital No. 31. He is the advisor to the Scientific and Practical Council of the Ministry of Health of Russia; the current Vice-President of the Russian Endoscopy Society and a member of several international committees and scientific societies.
Prof. Fedorov received his medical degree from the Pirogov’s State Medical Institute in 1981. He completed his surgical and endoscopy residencies at Moscow University Hospital No. 31 and received diplomas in surgery and digestive endoscopy (specialist distinction) from the Russian medical board.
In 2007, Prof. Fedorov organized and took the lead on the Elective Endoscopy Course and the Endoscopy Training Center. His professional achievements include: receiving the distinction of RNRMU four times for the best scientific research, becoming a Laureate of Moscow’s Mayor Prize for Series of Scientific Works; being conferred the rank of “excellent worker of public health” from the Russian Government; receiving the WEO Gold commemorative medal ENDO-2017 and Nominal gold medal No. 24 of the Russian Endoscopic Society "For outstanding contribution to the development of endoscopy in Russia".
Prof. Fedorov has published more than 180 scientific articles and several books in the area of endoscopy and is a consultant and reviewer for several surgical, gastroenterology and endoscopy journals.
Prof. Fedorov’s principal research interests include enteroscopy and colonoscopy clinical intervention trials; evaluation of artificial intelligence in diagnostic endoscopy; development of new interventional endoscopic methods (ESD; POEM; STER); and clinical utility of therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
FABIAN EMURA  
FAUZE MALUF-FILHO  
FAUZE MALUF-FILHO
Livre-Docente do Depto de Gastroenterologia da FMUSP
Coordenador Médico do Serviço de Endoscopia do ICESP
FERNANDO FLUXÁ  
FLAVIA EMILIA DE LIMA OLIVEIRA  
FLAVIA EMILIA DE LIMA OLIVEIRA
• Médica da Gastro Diagnóstico
• Membro Titular SOBED
• Presidente SOBED-ES - Gestão 2013-2014
FLÁVIO HAYATO EJIMA  
GLACIOMAR MACHADO  
GLACIOMAR MACHADO
Glaciomar Machado

Full Professor of Gastroenterology, Rio de Janeiro
Federal University, UFRJ
Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK
Fellow, Brazilian Academy of Medicine
Past-President, WEO (1998-2002)
Honorary President, WEO (2005 ~ )
GREGORY G. GINSBERG  
GUILLO BURBANO  
GUSTAVO ANDRADE DE PAULO  
GUSTAVO ANDRADE DE PAULO
Mestre em Gastroenterologia pela Universidade de Londres
Doutor e Pós-Doutor em Gastroenterologia pela UNIFESP-EPM
Gestor Médico do Setor de Endoscopia do Hospital Albert Einstein
GUSTAVO FRANCISCO DE SOUZA E MELLO  
GUSTAVO FRANCISCO DE SOUZA E MELLO
Médico da Seção de Endoscopia do Hospital do Câncer I (HC I) do Instituto Nacional de Câncer (INCA)
Médico Endoscopista do Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia (INTO)
Mestrado em Oncologia pelo INCA
Membro Titular da SOBED
HARUHIKO OGATA  
HEINRICH BENDER KOHNERT SEIDLER  
HEINRICH BENDER KOHNERT SEIDLER
PhD em patologia gastrointestinal pela Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japão.
Professor de patologia da faculdade de medicina da Universidade Católica de Brasília.
Diretor médico do Laboratório Brasiliense.
HIROSHI KASHIDA  
HIROSHI KASHIDA
1983 Graduated from Kyoto University School of Medicine
2001-10 Associate Professor, Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital
2010- Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine
* AGAF, FASGE, FACG, Senior Councilor for JSGE, JGES, JGA,
* Committee member of “Endoscopic mucosal resection of LST colonic lesions” of ESGE
Member for Paris Classification, JNET classification, JGES guidelines for colorectal ESD/EMR
*Associate Editor: Digestive Endoscopy, Digestion, Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon
HIROYUKI ISAYAMA  
HORST NEUHAUS  
HOSSAM GHONEIM  
IAN GRALNEK  
ILEANA PANGTAY  
JAHANGEER BASHA  
JAIRO SILVA ALVES  
JEAN-FRANÇOIS REY  
JEROME WAYE 
JI KON RYU 
JORGE IVAN LIZARAZO 
JORGE ORILLAC PÉREZ  
JORGE ORILLAC PÉREZ
Chief of the Endoscopy Unit at Clinica Hospital San Fernando, Panama. Regional Vice President for Central America and the Caribbean and past President of the International Society for Digestive Endoscopy (SIED). Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Panama.
JOSE ROGELIO MENDEZ 
JUAN MIGUEL ABDO FRANCIS 
JULIO PEREIRA LIMA 
KALAPALA RAKESH 
KENNETH MCQUAID  
KENNETH MCQUAID
1473 16th Avenue
KHEAN-LEE GOH 
KRISH RAGUNATH 
LARS AABAKKEN 
LINDA RABENECK 
LUIS SABBAGH 
MAHESH GOENKA 
MANU TANDAN 
MANUEL VALERO 
MARCELO AVERBACH 
MARCO AURÉLIO D‘ASSUNÇÃO 
MARIA APARECIDA FERREIRA 
MATTHEW ROUSSEAU 
MÁRIO DINIS-RIBEIRO  
MÁRIO DINIS-RIBEIRO
- Senior Consultant and Head of Department, Gastroenterology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal - Full Professor, Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Portugal - Principal Investigator, Clinical and Translation Research, CINTESIS - President, ESGE - Co-Editor-in-Chief, Endoscopy
MICHAEL WALLACE 
MIGUEL MASCARENHAS SARAIVA  
MIGUEL MASCARENHAS SARAIVA
Director, Gastroenterology Dpt, Hospital & Instituto CUF - Porto, Portugal Director, ManopH, Endoscopy and Motility Lab , Porto, Portugal Affiliated Professor, ICBAS, Porto University, Portugal
MITSUHIRO FUJISHIRO 
MOHAN RAMCHANDANI 
NAGESHWAR D. REDDY  
NAGESHWAR D. REDDY
CURRICULUM VITAE Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy MD, DM, D.Sc, FAMS, FRCP, FASGE, FACG, MWGO, AGAF Dr D Nageshwar Reddy is currently the Chairman of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India. Past President of World Endoscopy Organization. He graduated from Kurnool Medical College obtaining internal medicine, Masters in Madras Medical College and D.M in Gastroenterology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He subsequently worked as a Professor of Gastroenterology in Andhra Pradesh Health Sciences before setting up Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, a tertiary care Gastro intestinal Specialties Hospital. His main area of research interest has been in G.I. Endoscopy particularly in Therapeutic Pancreatio Biliary Endoscopy and Innovations in Transgastric Endoscopic Surgery. He has published over 560 papers in National & International Peer review journals and has contributed chapters in 10 International Text Books of Gastroenterology and has edited 3 G.I. Endoscopy Text Books. He is on the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Gastroenterology News, Gastroenterology Today, Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, and Gastro-Hep.com. He is the peer reviewer of the Journals like Lancet, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Endoscopy, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. He was the President of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India in 2001. He has been a visiting faculty for over 200 international endoscopy workshops and forum member of Asian Endoscopy Masters Forum. He has been recognized for his achievements by several societies. He received the B C Roy Award from the Indian Medical Council in 1995. He received PADMA SHRI AWARD from Government of India in 2002. He has been elected as honorary member for American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2004, Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 2001, Fellow of Philippines Society of Gastroenterology in 2001, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2003, and is a recipient of Honorary Doctor in Sciences (D.S.C) from Nagarjuna University in 2005. He has given several named orations including The Francisco Roman oration of Philippines Society of Gastroenterology 2002, Dr Panner Selvam Memorial Oration of Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology in 2006, Kees Huibregtse Oration of 15th International Symposium on Pancreatio Biliary Endoscopy, Los Angeles 2007, Sir Francis Avery Jones Professorship in St. Marks, London 2008, Peter Gilispje oration, Australia 2010. He received the Master Endoscopist Award from A.S.G.E in 2009, ASGE International Leadership Award in 2011 and Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology in 2012. He received the highest Award Master of World Gastroenterology Organization from World Gastroenterology Organization in 2014. In 2015 he received honorary fellowship and life time memberships from Hong Kong society of Gastroenterology, Singapore Society of Gastroenterology, Indonesia Society of Gastroenterology, Columbia Society of Gastroenterology and Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology. He was the Secretary General of World Endoscopy Organization and subsequent President of World Endoscopy Organization. He received PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD from Government of India in 2016.
NALINI GUDA 
NAOHISA YAHAGI 
NELIDA PINON 
NELSON MIYAJIMA 
NORIYA UEDO 
PABLO CORTÉS 
PABLO LUNA  
PABLO LUNA
Member to Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterología and to Endoscopistas de Buenos Aires; Senior Specialist Physician, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Units, Hospital Alemán, Buenos Aires, Argentina; former International Associated Editor, for the American Journal of Gastroenterology
PAULO SAKAI 
PHILIP CHIU 
PRATEEK SHARMA  
PRATEEK SHARMA
PRATEEK SHARMA, MD, FACP, FACG Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, USA Certifications • Diplomate of American Board of Gastroenterology • ECFMG certified • FLEX certified • License to practice medicine - Kansas • License to practice medicine - Missouri Academic Appointments & Clinical Experience: Professor of Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology University of Kansas School of Medicine VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO May 2007-present Program Fellowship Director: Gastroenterology & Hepatology University of Kansas School of Medicine May 2002-present Section Chief: Gastroenterology & Hepatology VA Medical Center Kansas City October 2004-present Associate Professor of Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology University of Kansas School of Medicine VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO May 2002-April 2007 Assistant Profesor of Medicine: Gastroenterology & Hepatology University of Kansas School of Medicine VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO October 1998-April 2002 Fellowship Gastroenterology: University of Arizona, Tucson AZ July 1995-June 1998 University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS July 1998-September 1998 Residency Internal Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI July 1993-June 1995 Internship: Internal Medicine Christ Hospital & Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL July 1992-June 1993 Education Graduate Education: MB, BS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery MS University of Baroda, India (1986-1991) Graduated as the Valedictorian
RAJESH GUPTA 
RANDHIR SUD 
RAÚL ANTONIO CAÑADAS GARRIDO 
REIKO ASHIDA 
RICARDO DIB 
ROBINSON GONZALEZ  
ROBINSON GONZALEZ
Associate Professor Endoscopy Unit Department of Gastroenterology/Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Dr Robinson González attended medical school and fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Chile and fellowship in Gastroenterology at Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in Technische Universität Múnchen (TUM). Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) at TUM and Hospital de Asturias, Spain. His main practice areas are in Helicobacter pylori, Preneoplastic Lesions and Gastric Cáncer (Early Detection and EUS), and general gastroenterology. He has also a special interest in endoscopic quality and medical education. Dr González is now Chairman of Chilean association of Chilean Endoscopy and Vice Chairman of Chilean Society of Gastroenterology. He is Chairman and Founder of Chilean Program of Gastric Cancer Initiatives. He currently co-chairs stomach committee of World Endoscopy Organization.
RONALDO TAAM  
RONALDO TAAM
Médico endoscopista do Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Membro Titular da SOBED e da FBG. Fellow of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
ROQUE SÁENZ 
SERGIO SOBRINO 
SETH GROSS 
SHAHZAD IQBAL 
SHIAW-HOOI HO 
SHINJI TANAKA 
SIMONE GUARALDI DA SILVA  
SIMONE GUARALDI DA SILVA
Médica-pesquisadora, MD, MSc, PhD Membro da SOBED Seção de Endoscopia do Hospital do Cancer 1 (INCA) Programa de Carcinogênese Molecular 
Research Physician, MD, MSc, PhD SOBED’ member Endoscopy Unit - Hospital do Cancer 1 (INCA) Molecular Carcinogenesis Program
SRINATH KIDAMBI  
SRINATH KIDAMBI
Currently working as consultant cardiologist & Chief of Medicine at Al Rahba Hospital , Abu Dhabi, UAE, managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Graduated in medicine & surgery from Osmania University, India in 1977. Post graduate degree in Internal medicine with Honours & gold medal from Osmania University, India in 1981. Obtained Cardiology board certificate from Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences & Technology, India in 1986. Worked as Asst Professor of cardiology at Nizam’s Institute Of Medical Sciences from 1986-1990. Later Joined as Consultant cardiologist in Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates and worked in this capacity at Central Hospital, Al Jazeera Hospital and Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi from 1990 to 2010. Areas of interest include cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, pediatric cardiology, clinical research & continuing medical education activities.
STEVEN EDMUNDOWICZ 
SUNDEEP LAKHTAKIA  
SUNDEEP LAKHTAKIA
Secretary, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India. Director, Endoscopy & EUS at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India.
TAE HYEON KIM 
THIERRY PONCHON 
TIBOR GYÖKERES  
TIBOR GYÖKERES
He is an international expert in the field of therapeutic endoscopy, especially pancreatobiliary interventions who is working in Budapest, Hungary. He currently serves as a Chairman of Standards of Practice and Publications Committee, World Endoscopy Organisation from 2017. Between 2012-2016 he was a Councillor and Governing Board Member of European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Now, he is a General Secretary of Hungarian Gastroenterology Society. He is an invited lecturer, faculty member and live demonstrator on several international gastroenterology congresses, endoscopy workshops.
TOMAZO ANTONIO PRINCE FRANZINI  
TOMAZO ANTONIO PRINCE FRANZINI
MÉDICO ASSISTENTE DO SERVIÇO DE ENDOSCOPIA GASTROINTESTINAL DO HOSPITAL DAS CLÍNICAS DA FACULDADE DE MEDICINA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO DOUTOR EM CIÊNCIAS EM GASTROENTEROLOGIA FMUSP DOUTOR EM CIÊNCIAS EM GASTROENTEROLOGIA PELA UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
TORSTEN BEYNA  
TORSTEN BEYNA
Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf, Germany Department of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy Head
USHA GOENKA 
VALERIO BALASSONE  
VALERIO BALASSONE
Field of expertise and research Therapeutic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery - POEM, Z-POEM, POET - ESD/EMR - ERCP - PEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPY
VIPULROY RATHOD 
VITOR NUNES ARANTES  
VITOR NUNES ARANTES
Professor Adjunto da Faculdade de Medicina da UFMG Coordenador do Setor de Endoscopia do Instituto Alfa de Gastroenterologia e do Hospital Mater Dei Contorno Presidente da SOBED-MG
YASUSHI SANO 
YONG-TAE KIM 
YUTAKA SAITO  
YUTAKA SAITO
Dr. Yutaka Saito is the Director of the Endoscopy Division at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. He also has served as an attending Professor of Gastroenterology at Tokyo Medical University since April 2017. Dr. Saito is licensed as a Board certified fellow of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and the Japanese Gastroenterological Association and fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is also certified as a Foreign Trainee Doctor Clinical Instructor and has served as one of the Editors of the World Journal of Gastroenterology since 2007 in addition to being a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Saito has been invited to perform as a faculty member and live demonstrator in numerous countries. He was honored for an invited professor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota and Jacksonville, Florida in 2010, and at Arizona in 2016. He was also commended for Basil Hirschowitz Master Endoscopist Award for advancing the art and science of endoscopy throughout the world in 2013 and Certificate of appreciation of Outstanding Reviewer for GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015-2017. He is now one of the members of International Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has a wide spectrum of research exposure and interests including 1. Chromo-magnification Colonoscopy; 2. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for early gastrointestinal cancer and 3. Colon capsule endoscopy
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